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#984 of 2771 Swaying Pathfinder/Replacement of Upper and Lower Rear Trailing Arms
Jul 29, 2004 (4:04 am)
Swaying 1997 Pathfinder/Replacement of Upper and Lower Rear Trailing Arms
I had the typical "Swaying Pathfinder" problem due to worn bushings on the rear upper and lower rear trailing arms.
My extended warranty (AAA Master Care) only authorized 1.8 labor hours for this repair. Nissan claims that it is a 5.0 hour repair (3.1 hours plus an additional 1.9 because of "rusted bolts"), and of course I had to pay the difference.
Is this reasonable for this repair? Nissan claims that it is impossible to make this repair in 1.8 hours. I don't have access to any of the labor guides. What do they say about this repair?
Any thoughts or suggestions?
#986 of 2771 Re: IVTC and O2 Sensors [lbinh]
Jul 29, 2004 (7:25 am)
I too have experienced codes P1135 and P0160 on my 01 LE. With regards P1135 it has not reappeared ( I have an OBD2 scanner) since the engine computer was reprogrammed with a software update. As for the P0160 it has reappeared twice over a thousand miles, once while pulling a light trailer with overdrive off and on reaching a long downhill stretch engaging OD turned the SES light on immediately. The second time the light came on after passing at higher speeds with sudden acceleration. Having checked things out as per manual I suspect the sensors will have to be replaced to solve the problem.
#987 of 2771 Re: IVTC and O2 Sensors [deebardac]
Jul 29, 2004 (11:51 am)
How did you(?) reprogram your computer to get rid of the P1135 code? Where can you get the software update and how do you install it?
Actually I tested the SES at Autozone again and the P1135 code did not show up(I previously unplugged the battery to reset and retest). I am afraid DTC P1135 will reactivate when I travel highway speeds again.
Now I am still left with DTC P0160 O2 sensor inactivity code. Will borrow a voltimeter to test O2 sensor and wires next week.
How many miles on your 01 LE? Keep us up to date on your issues.
#988 of 2771 Re: IVTC and O2 Sensors [lbinh]
Jul 29, 2004 (2:26 pm)
The software was installed at the dealers for about $40 CDN. See posts 304, 306 & 311 under Care & Maintenance. Mileage at the moment is 63,000 with absolutley no problems except that pesky SES light.
#989 of 2771 Re: check engine soon light [quahaug]
Jul 29, 2004 (7:55 pm)
Well after a few trips the check engine light dissapear .Also I check the full cap .I think there was nothing really serious .
If for any reason anybody would like to check car computer readings from sensors , check whats wrong with check engine light , read the codes plus other things like resetting check engine light I recommend
to go to web side http://www.digimoto.com/ .This diagnostic tool can save a trip to dealer or repair shop and most important money for
just reading codes or reseting check light .(cost about 40 -80 $ to pay dealer )
#990 of 2771 Bose Stereo
Jul 30, 2004 (5:11 am)
I have a 2001 Pathfinder SE with a Bose CE108 6-disk/Cassette changer. The CD portion of the stereo has stopped working. When I try to play a CD the unit just keeps switching from CD to CD, but never plays anything. What makes this particularly annoying is that since 2001 I have hardly used the CD player. I listen to the radio most of the time.
I called my dealer and was told that the stereo is not covered under any warranty and that a replacement would be $450 plus labor! Has anyone else had this problem? Can you buy the CD potion of the stereo directly from Bose?
#991 of 2771 Re:Bose Stereo
Jul 30, 2004 (6:16 am)
That doesn't sound right at all. Ask your dealer what "bumper-to-bumper" warranty means. Nissan replaced my 96 Maxima radio with a new one because the paint on front panel peeled off.
Wonder If it'll do any good if you try cleaning the laser head with a cleaning disc. Or take the fuse out then put back in to "reset" it. Something like these only cost you a few dollars...
#992 of 2771 Re: Bose Stereo [bobnot1]
Jul 30, 2004 (7:07 am)
Had my whole Bose stereo replaced under warranty at 30K miles on my 01 LE. I had the ERR2 display on my CD changer. Service told me the whole radio/cd unit needs to be replaced or exchanged. It is covered under the 3yr/36K mile warranty. Actually almost everything is covered. Check your manual or warranty booklet.
#993 of 2771 Dealer vs. Independent shop
Jul 30, 2004 (8:30 am)
Hello fellow Pathfinder owners. I'm a newbie poster on this message board. However, I've been reading this board for the last 4 years.
Anyways, I've scanned the board reading up on problems with the SES light. Do you guys bring your PF to a dealership to fix SES light problems when it is past warranty coverage, or to and independent shop? I've had two O2 sensors replaced on my 2001 PF SE. First replacement was under warranty, second was not. The second replacement costed $345 from a dealership.
The SES light came on again. I have about 54K on the the PF. I took the PF to an independent shop, where they charge $65 to perform a diagnostic (dealer charges $87). The code the the scanner returned P1145: intake valve timing control position sensor. The tech who performed the diagnostic said that the sensor is not responding. The shop gave an estimate of $212 to replace the sensor. That's on top of the $65 to diagnosis. The dealership wants $250 for the same repair plus an $87 fee for diagnostic. Should I go with the independent shop?